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Monday, 31 December 2012

TSB is going away

For all you readers (if such there may be) of this collection of scurrilous tales, blatant mistruths, outright insults and many, many images of scantily clad ladies if have some bad news.

Saturday, 8 December 2012


Bye Suckers

This has been an incredibly odd month. 

I've become a Koro (Grandfather in Maori), been trying to complete and proof-read my and colleagues' end-of-year reports  been trying to help my students complete their last minute assessments, been trying to understand the new Level 3 standards for next year, been trying to organise next year's timetable and of course, trying to keep on top of all of the housework while my Beloved is away in the UK.

Then it got better... and worse.

First, the good news.

Ringo is departing.

He told us (the timetable committee) on Thursday that he's resigning and leaving to take up a new PPTA post. 

After the cheering had died down (he looked a bit miffed for some reason at our obvious joy) I got some other news.

The Principal (Dancing Bear) has asked me to step in as acting Deputy Principal for at least the first term of 2013, which means a whole shit-load of extra duties and responsibilities, as well as continue as the Head of ICT (Computing) and to keep on doing relief.

I think I can do it, but it's worrying.

I can always try to emulate Ringo's style and do the following:

  • Piss off every teacher in the school and make at least 5 leave.
  • Become over-friendly with the pupils.
  • Ignore the bad behaviour of the pupils and tell everyone it's purely due to the home environment and blame the post-colonisation mindset of the Pakeha (Europeans)
  • Forget to tell ANYONE what my plans are.
  • Ignore deadlines and all important duties.
  • Grunt at colleagues passing in corridors as a form of greeting.
  • Bully the staff into accepting that THEY are always in the wrong.
  • Speak in a condescending manner to all and sundry, with a nasal Mancunian accent.
  • Screw up every computerised system available.
  • Lose 3 laptops in one year.
  • Insist that the students develop their skills in creating computerised portfolios and keep all their work on the "cloud" where it will promptly disappear.

If/when I take up the post, I'll try and keep Ringo's attitudes and behaviours in the forefront of my mind, and will try and always do the f*cking opposite of what he did.

I can't wait.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Really Odd Three Weeks

You cannot get much odder than this

First of all, I'm sorry for the long delay in posting, but I'll try and explain why.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Yes folks, that's MY palm tree in the front garden.

I was planning another angst-laden, sarcastic and cutting post on whatever topic set me off today, but it's just too bloody nice.

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Big List

I kid you not.  The girl in the bikini has a list of new domain names written on her for an auction.
The company is GoDaddy

I've got a big list of things I must do today.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Spring Intermission

Sorry to be positive and light-hearted, but Spring has Sprung down here in this South pacific paradise.
View over Silverstream from our front deck

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

TSB Ends up in Court (3)

So after discovering that everything was not "all right", I decided to phone the primary mover-and-shaker (m'son) and try to find out WTF was going on.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

TSB Ends up in Court (2)

cartoon image of boy saying "it wasn't me"

So after discovering that m'son had been a bit economical with the truth about the incident with his car in Wellington, I contacted Senior Sergeant Whatsisname at Police HQ.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012

TSB gets dragged goes to the Movies (2)

So my Beloved insisted on going to see this film, Hope Springs, with the inimitable Tommy Lee Jones, Merryl Streep and Steve Carrell.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Real Reports

It's reports season again, and amidst the absolute f*cking chaos of the worst organised set of internal exams I have ever seen, we have to prepare to report to the lovely caregivers what their little shits vandals barbarians darlings have been up to and what we expect they will achieve next.

Thursday, 16 August 2012


My goodness, I was so wrapped up in school work that I never noticed my wee blog had passed the 0.4 million mark.. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Blogger's Block

I've got Blogger's Block.

I've lost the will to live blog.

Nothing I've done or am doing is worth writing down, and nobody would want to read it anyway.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Proud Dad

Black City Lights
Picture Copyright Luke Appleby, Dominion Post (Used with permission)

I don't often just stick a YouTube clip on a post, but this time I have to.

My son has just had this video made for his group's (Black City Lights) song "Rivers", and I think it is great.

View, listen and enjoy. (Really much better in full screen mode)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Professional Wednesday in the Pit of Despair

So, you admit you don't know what a NOUN is?
I'm an artist for f*ck's sake.

Another Bloody Wednesday.

Another morning of Bloody Professional Torture.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Piles of reports

Mountains of marking

Crap-headed colleagues

Stupid students

Mongrel management

Thick-as-shit Teachers
Oh look, a horsey.

Illiterate Ignoramuses.

Have all stopped me from posting recently.

It should all be back to normal next week.


Oh, I forgot.

Winsome Wives.
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